What happens at lunchtime?
Infant children have lunch from 12.10pm until 1.20pm and the Juniors break for lunch at 12.00pm until 1.10pm. All Infant children are entitled to a Universal Infant free school meal. You can provide a healthy packed lunch in a named lunch box if you wish. If your child has a packed lunch you will need to provide a drink (no fizzy drinks please).
Junior pupils can also have school lunches which cost £2.15 per day or £10.75 per week. We are happy to operate a flexible lunchtime arrangement – you can opt for your child to have lunch on any number of days in the week (as long as we know in advance and receive payment on time!) The schools are now “cashless” and all school meals will be paid via ParentPay or with a PayPoint card. Please contact either school office for more information.
Edwards and Ward, as the current catering contractor, do control portion sizes across all age groups as dictated by the government and North Somerset Council. The guidelines on portion sizes are available to Download for your information. The Local Authority contracts management and trading standards audit the lunches served on a regular basis to ensure compliance.
WE ARE PLEASED TO STATE THAT THE SCHOOL KITCHENS HOLD A 5 STAR RATING FROM ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH. (LAST INSPECTED DATED 12TH JANUARY 2016).
FREE SCHOOL MEAL APPLICATIONS
If you think you might be entitled to free school meals due to low income, please follow the link below to the new online application process. Applications need to be made during EVERY SCHOOL HOLIDAY to ensure continuity of eligibility. Free School Meal Application Process
The school is happy to apply on behalf of parents if a form is completed giving authority. Please ask at the school office for more information. If parents apply online themselves, a copy of the letter must be shown to a member of staff in the school office immediately.
The new online system allows parents to have an instant result by applying online. Schools are able to ask parents for their details and apply on their behalf if required.
It is worth applying for Free School Meals if you think that you may be entitled, even if you child is Infant School age, as the school gets additional Pupil Premium funding for your child which we can we can use to help your child make good academic progress as well as pass on some of this funding to parents to enable children to access extended school activities, such as music lessons or clubs after school.